Cooler Master hopes Mini-LED will better HDR in new Tempest monitor 

Mid-range HDR representation.

Cooler Master Tempest GP2711 Mini-LED gaming monitor on top of a desktop alongside PC peripherals

Cooler Master is readying the 27in Tempest GP2711 gaming monitor, featuring a 576-zone Mini-LED backlight for impactful HDR alongside a fast refresh rate.

Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, the GP2711 aims to deliver mid-range HDR capabilities without breaking the bank. Thanks to hundreds of Mini-LED dimming zones, Cooler Master claims that the latest Tempest reaches 600nits of brightness in SDR scenes. Jumping to an HDR source reportedly sees the brightness skyrocket to 1,500nits – but only on 10 per cent window size, netting it the DisplayHDR 1000 certification.

The GP2711’s higher brightness and individually operated lighting zones should be further improved by the VA panel’s 3000:1 static contrast ratio, providing deeper blacks and dazzling flashes when combined.

But that doesn’t mean other aspects are left behind. The resolution, for instance, is set to 2560×1440 pixels at a 27in size, which on paper offers a decent compromise between screen size, visual detail, and the graphics power necessary to drive it. Talking of which, if your PC hardware is powerful enough, this bad boy can go up to 165Hz refresh rate, with sub 4ms GtG response time and Variable Refresh Rate support.

Cooler Master Tempest GP2711 - Front

Those looking for precise colour reproduction should be pleased as this monitor come factory calibrated to a Delta E <2, and also covers 95 per cent of DCI-P3 and 93.5 per cent of Adobe RGB gamut thanks to a Quantum Dot layer.

On the I/O side, we find two HDMI 2.0 ports, a DisplayPort 1.4, a USB type-C with DP Alt mode plus 15W power delivery, and a dual port USB hub with KVM functionality. Two 2W speakers are also hidden under the hood, covering any basic audio needs.

The Tempest GP2711 is expected to be released in early Q1 2024 at an RRP of $449 / £429. It’s not the cheapest HDR capable display, but these features and sheet amount of dimming don’t come free.